Sonoma Ceramics and Sonoma Community Center presents The Casting Series – a virtual series showcasing the diverse studio practices and work of artists who use molds to form ceramics.  Theories, philosophies, and techniques are shared through virtual visits to the artist’s studios.  The series is designed to show an array of processes from the traditional to the unexpected and inventive.  Expect to unsettle your assumptions about design, mold making, casting, and production in this virtual series produced and hosted by mold maker and ceramicist Kala Stein.

Zoom Format: Artist will present a brief artist talk followed by a demonstration showing how they use molds to make their extraordinary work.  Hosted by Kala Stein who will present your questions to the artist in real time. The workshops will be sent to you within 24 hours and will be available to watch for 30 days.

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021
3:30-5:30PM PT / 6:30-8:30PM ET

Instructor:  Kyle Johns

n this virtual workshop, students will learn about modular mold assembly and coloring casting slip using mason stains Kyle will demonstrate the process of casting a one-off cup with a keyless mold utilizing colored clay veneer panels.  There will be discussion of mixing the colored slip in both large and small batches.  Students will also learn different techniques for creating patterns of the veneer panels in order to explore surface options.

The workshop will start with a brief 15 min slide talk where Kyle will discuss his work and what inspires his practice.  Followed by the demo, after which there will be some time reserved for more in-depth, live Q&A from the participants.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list.  Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email. 


All Ages

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Kyle Johns

Kyle Johns